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Little Scientists: Optics workshop

Enjoy a day of lights, colours and optical illusions exploring the land of mirrors, colourful shadows and nature’s paint palette.

Thu, 26th May Event Info
Developing a Reconciliation Action Plan

How to get started, discover resources to support your journey and consider ways to involve your team and community members as you begin your Reconciliation journey.

Mon, 30th May Event Info
A practical day with documentation

Come and see examples of documentation, explore different methods, reflect on the strengths that exist in your service and the opportunities for fine tuning.

Wed, 1st Jun Event Info
Kindy program in action - engaging children in projects

Learn how to develop project work that can engage children in deep and sustained learning across the curriculum through long and short term planning.

Fri, 3rd Jun Event Info
Little Scientists: Mathematics workshop

Watch the beauty of mathematics unfold in everyday patterns, shapes and structures and discover the potential of play for the development of mathematical skills.

Tue, 7th Jun Event Info
A day with the exceeding themes

Explore the resources available to support your service as you strive to demonstrate evidence that you are at exceeding level quality.

Tue, 14th Jun Event Info
Programming Expo

Do you ever wonder how other services program for children? Are you struggling to demonstrate the cycle of planning or just need some inspiring new ideas?

Thu, 23rd Jun Event Info
Understanding older children's behaviour (OSHC focus)

This session will inspire and motivate you in your work to support children to make sense of their behaviour whilst meeting your goals of building strong relationships.

Tue, 28th Jun Event Info
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander history and engaging with culture

Learn about the history of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples. Explore opportunities to authentically engage with Aboriginal culture and communities within your service.

Wed, 6th Jul Event Info
Understanding children’s behaviour

Utilising the principle of reflective practice, this session will inspire and motivate you in your work to support children to make sense of their behaviour

Wed, 27th Jul Event Info
Mental health in middle childhood (OSHC)

As an educator in OSHC you play an important role in the lives, wellbeing and mental health of the children attending your program.

Fri, 5th Aug Event Info
A day with Quality Area 1: Educational Program and Practice.

‘A day with Quality Area 1.’ Are we documenting in the same way as others? How do we ensure that each child is visible in the planning cycle?

Wed, 10th Aug Event Info
Reflective practice: Working with infants and toddlers

Learn about the practice of critical reflection, discuss the unique aspects of working with children in the birth – two age group

Wed, 17th Aug Event Info
Being an effective educator: Infant and Toddler

How do we ensure that we are planning effectively for infants and toddlers to support their wellbeing and development as well as document it? (new session)

Tue, 30th Aug Event Info
R for Responsibility, A for Accountability

How a team functions is dependent on both of these important factors. Come and find out how to ensure things get prioritised and actioned and ban the excuses!

Thu, 8th Sep Event Info
Holistic Approaches and Supportive Practices - our Learning in Working with Children in Foster Care

When working with children who are in kinship and foster care arrangements we use relationship based approaches to support the child and family.

Mon, 12th Sep Event Info
Circle of Security Classroom by Zoom

Early care professionals benefit from guidance on how to promote secure attachment relationships with children in their care.

Tue, 13th Sep Event Info
A day with Quality Area 2: Children's Health and Safety

A day with QA2, everything from policy and procedures to risk assessing and talking excursions! Come along and ask questions, engage with educators and critically reflect in QA2.

Wed, 14th Sep Event Info
Early Intervention - how to get the process started!

Starting intervention as early as possible is the best way to support the development of children with learning or physical difficulties.

Wed, 21st Sep Event Info
Moving from provisional to full registration - what do I need to know and do?

This session is for ECTs and Directors and is aimed at providing an overview of how to navigate the transition from provisional to full teachers registration.

Tue, 27th Sep Event Info
A day with Quality Area 3: Physical Environment

A day with QA3, everything from inclusive environments, indoor and outdoor play, quality experiences and developing an attitude of environmental responsibility!

Wed, 19th Oct Event Info
Trauma – Supporting young children who have experienced trauma

This session is designed for educators who work with children who have experienced Trauma. We will discuss and learn how trauma affects the brain.

Mon, 24th Oct Event Info
Little Scientists: Water Workshop

Have you ever met a child who is not fascinated by water? From ice blocks to raindrops, children love to explore water from an early age.

Thu, 27th Oct Event Info
Understanding Kaurna Culture

Learn about the Kaurna people and their history at a deeper level while exploring opportunities to authentically engage with Kaurna Elders.

Wed, 2nd Nov Event Info
Demonstrating the cycle of planning during assessment

We will explore the importance of each step of the planning cycle and identify ways to document and demonstrate this for each child and the group.

Tue, 8th Nov Event Info
A day with Quality Area 4: Staffing arrangements

Find out about how to manage continuity of staff, how to foster professionalism and how professional standards can guide practice, interactions and relationships.

Wed, 16th Nov Event Info
So you are going to work in OSHC?

This session is aimed at educators new to the OSHC service and sector. his session will provide an introduction to My Time, Our Place, the NQF, professionalism and your role.

Thu, 24th Nov Event Info
Getting your systems organised

Learn how to set up systems to ensure you are meeting your service obligations for HR compliance with the NQF and leave with a spreadsheet ready to customise.

Thu, 9th Feb Event Info
New Year, New Philosophy?

Your philosophy is the basis of everything you do and is so important to use in recruiting, induction of new team members and will guide your decision making.

Thu, 16th Feb Event Info
Kickstart your leadership for 2023!

Gain energy and perspective from other directors as you work through your new year vision for your service.

Tue, 21st Feb Event Info
Programming Expo

Do you ever wonder how other services program for children? Are you struggling to demonstrate the cycle of planning or just need some inspiring new ideas?

Tue, 28th Feb Event Info
‘Becoming’ a new director Part 1

‘Becoming’ a new director is exciting and challenging. We can set you off on a successful journey and ensure you have access to the tools and information needed.

Wed, 1st Mar Event Info
A day with Quality Area 5: Relationships with children

Explore responsive and meaningful interactions, how to support the dignity and rights of children and how to provide opportunities for collaborative learning.

Wed, 8th Mar Event Info
A day with Quality Area 6: Collaborative partnerships with families and communities

Come along to this hands on session engaging in everything QA6. Learn about developing respectful and collaborative relationships with families and communities.

Wed, 8th Mar Event Info
Little Scientists: Air workshop

Bring fresh air into the room, catch soap bubbles and experience that air is so much more than ‘nothing’.

Tue, 21st Mar Event Info
How to retain staff in your OSHC

Come and join Benjamin, an experienced OSHC Director, as he explores creative ways to keep staff engaged and part of your OSHC community to ensure the best outcomes for all.

Fri, 24th Mar Event Info
An educator's perspective - incorporating Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures into a birth to three setting

Come and join an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Educator working with infants and toddlers on Kaurna land here at Gowrie SA.

Thu, 30th Mar Event Info
Unpacking the Educational Leader’s Resource

Enjoy a virtual breakfast with your colleagues to explore and discuss the new Educational Leader Resource (ACECQA 2019).

Tue, 4th Apr Event Info
‘Becoming’ a new director Part 2

Following on from the first of these sessions we look at more responsibilities of Directors' and how to mange your time, resources and people.

Wed, 5th Apr Event Info
A day with Quality Area 7: Governance and Leadership

Come along and to this hands on session engaging in everything QA7. What is effective leadership and management?

Wed, 12th Apr Event Info
How's your utilisation?

Spend the day learning simple marketing and digital marketing principles and techniques to develop a marketing plan that supports your service viability!

Thu, 4th May Event Info
Understanding older children's behaviour (OSHC focus)

This session will inspire and motivate you in your work to support children to make sense of their behaviour whilst meeting your goals of building strong relationships.

Tue, 9th May Event Info
QIP + RAP = Value

Come and learn about how your Reconciliation Action Plan and QIP can inform each other in order to create improved outcomes for ALL children.

Thu, 11th May Event Info
Moving from provisional to full registration - what do I need to know and do?

This session is for ECTs and Directors and is aimed at providing an overview of how to navigate the transition from provisional to full teachers registration.

Mon, 15th May Event Info
A day with the exceeding themes

Explore the resources available to support your service as you strive to demonstrate evidence that you are at exceeding level quality.

Wed, 17th May Event Info
Observations debunked!

In this popular session we will unpack and articulate the purpose of observations, gain insight into the when, how and what to notice and write about children.

Tue, 23rd May Event Info
Narragunnawali: Reconciliation in schools and early learning in practice

This session is perfect for you if you have recently started OR completed your Reconciliation journey. With guest presenter Shona Reid, Executive Director, Reconciliation Australia

Wed, 31st May Event Info
Sensory Learning Environments – more than just gloop

This session will support your understanding of what sensory needs children have, and how this might look in your service.

Thu, 1st Jun Event Info
Becoming a new OSHC director part 1

‘Becoming’ a new OSHC director is exciting and challenging. You may be newly appointed or considering this as a career option.

Thu, 8th Jun Event Info
Talking Trauma in Early Childhood

Come and learn about the trauma, how it impacts on children and how we, as educators, can support children within our learning environments.

Thu, 15th Jun Event Info
Becoming a new OSHC director part 2

Following on from the first session, we look at more responsibilities of OSHC directors and how to manage time, resources and people.

Thu, 22nd Jun Event Info